Top 4 Things to Know About Water Mist Extinguishers

Posted July 06, 2018 by Koorsen Fire & Security

Top 4 Things to Know About Water Mist Extinguishers

In recent decades, there have been many advances in portable fire extinguisher technologies. Fire extinguishers have been developed for every type of fire, including the trickier ones, such as electrical and gas fires. One of these recent advances in fire extinguisher technology is the water mist fire extinguisher.

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Following are the top 4 things you should know about water mist fire extinguishers:

1. What are Water Mist Fire Extinguishers?

A water mist fire extinguisher contains and discharges deionized water in a spray that forms a fine mist curtain. The water droplets are so fine that, while extremely powerful and efficient at cooling and suffocating a fire, they leave no residue and do not leave the area soaking wet.

2. How do They Work?

These extinguishers use de-ionized water, which is non-conductive and non-toxic. When discharged, the water is expelled through a unique spray nozzle which releases the water in microscopic particles.

The resulting water particles provide intense cooling to the fire and fill the air sufficiently to decrease the oxygen feeding the fire, thus suffocating it. But, because the droplets are so small, they leave almost no trace, making water mist extinguishers a safe option for electronics, books, tapestries, etc.

3. What Classes of Fire can They be Used For?

Water mist fire extinguishers are revolutionizing the realm of extinguishers, because they are proving to be effective, clean, and safe on many types of fires. Most can be used on Class A (combustible) and Class C (electrical) fires.

4. Who Should Have Water Mist Fire Extinguishers?

Because water mist fire extinguishers are effective for so many classes of fire, they are ideal for many work and home settings.

The following are just some of the settings where a water mist extinguisher is ideal:

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